Professor Patrick Yu-Wai-Man PhD, FRCPath, FRCOphth
Professor Patrick Yu-Wai-Man PhD, FRCPath, FRCOphth is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.
Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Mitochondrial Biology Unit, MRC and Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair
https://www-neurosciences.medschl.cam.ac.uk/mitocam... (personal home page)
Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience
I am an academic neuro-ophthalmologist with a major research interest in optic neuropathies, neurogenetics and mitochondrial eye diseases. I hold joint clinical appointments at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London as an Honorary Consultant.
My research programme is currently focused on dissecting the disease mechanisms leading to progressive retinal ganglion cell loss in inherited optic neuropathies by using a combination of patient tissues, induced pluripotent stem cells and animal models. I was awarded an NIHR Advanced Fellowship (2021-2026) to evaluate patient outcomes and fast track the development of effective therapies for this group of disorders, in particular novel gene therapy approaches.
I am the Director of the Cambridge Clinical Vision Laboratory (CCVL) that was set up as a cross-cutting facility to support advanced therapeutics on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.
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